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HONEY

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Also Known As:

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Buckwheat Honey, Chestnut Honey, Clarified Honey, Honig, Jellybush Honey, Madhu, Manuka Honey, Mel, Miel, Miel Blanc, Miel Clarifié, Miel de Châtaignier, Miel de Manuka, Miel de Sarrasin, Miel Filtré, Purified Honey, Strained Honey.
CAUTION: See separate listings for Apitherapy, Bee Pollen, Bee Venom, and Royal Jelly.

Scientific Name:

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Apis mellifera (honey bee).
Family: Apidae.

People Use This For:

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Natural medicines are often tried for many conditions based on tradition, anecdotes, or
marketing, but not all of these uses are supported by reliable or credible scientific
research. Below is a list of some common uses for HONEY.
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Orally, honey is used for cough, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. It is also used orally for diarrhea and gastric ulcer associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Honey is also used orally as a source of carbohydrate during vigorous exercise.
Topically, honey is used for wound healing, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, and for treating cataracts and postherpetic corneal opacities. It is also used topically for sunburn and to prevent surgical tumor implantation.
In foods, honey is used as a sweetening agent.
In manufacturing, honey is used as a fragrance and a moisturizer in soaps and cosmetics.

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Safety:

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Effectiveness:

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Adverse Reactions:

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